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Careers and opportunities in tourism


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Careers and opportunities in tourism

  1. 1. Indian tourism • 12th rank in absolute size worldwide (WTTC) • 90th rank in relative contribution to national economies (WTTC) • 4th rank in long-term (10-year) growth (WTTC) • Ranked 14th best tourist destination for its natural resources (IBEF) • Ranked 24th for the cultural resources (IBEF) • Also bagged 37th rank for its air transport network (IBEF)
  2. 2. Promise of plenty! • Contributes 8.6 % to GDP (WTTC,2010) • GDP growth for Tourism and Travel sector is 6.7% (WTTC,2010) • Contributes 10.0% to total employment (2010) • FTAs was 5.58 million in 2010 compared to 5.11 million in 2009 (MoT) • Foreign exchange earnings (FEE) from tourism increased by 24.6% in 2010 compared to 2009 (MoT)
  3. 3. Tourism galore • The demand for travel and tourism in India is expected to grow by 8.2 % between 2010 and 2019 and will place India at the third position in the world. • Contribution of travel and tourism to GDP is expected to increase from USD 67.3 billion in 2009 to USD 187.3 billion in 2019. • India’s travel and tourism sector is expected to be the second largest employer in the world employing 40,037, 000 by 2019.
  4. 4. Opportunities unlimited! • Capital investment in India’s travel and Tourism sector is expected to grow at 8.8% between 2010 and 2019. • India’s travel and tourism sector will get an estimated investment worth USD 94.5 billion by 2019. • India is projected to become the fifth fastest growing business travel destination between 2010 and 2019 with an estimated real growth rate of 7.6 %.
  5. 5. Airlines Airline Reservation Agent Makes reservations for passengers, operates a computer reservation system and keeps appropriate records. Flight Attendant Assures the safety and comfort of passengers during a flight. Ramp Agent Loads and unloads cargo and baggage, making certain that it gets to its destination. Sales Representative Promotes and sells to the public an airline's various passenger and cargo services. Ticket Agent Sells tickets to airline passengers at airport and city ticket offices.
  6. 6. Airport Assistant Manager Airport Director of Community Relations Airport Gift Shop Personnel Airport Security Air Traffic Controller Baggage Handler Captain Cleaning Crew District Sales Manager Food Services International Pricing Analyst Mechanic Meet and Assist Personnel Passenger Service Agent Pilot Promotion/Advertising/Marketing Public Relations
  7. 7. Convention Meeting and Convention Planner Arranges all travel and accommodations for special events, meetings and conventions. Convention and Meeting Planning Occupations Assistant Director Convention and Visitors Bureau Director of Conventional Sales Director of Event Services Events Coordinator Executive Director Information Officer Operations Agent Outside Sales Representative Sales Promotion/Marketing/Advertising
  8. 8. Cruise Lines Cruise Assistant Assists cruise director, working "16-hour days" to plan entertainment, activities and ship social life. Cruise Director Supervises assistants and social directors and is responsible for all phases of a cruise except food, transportation and accommodations. Support Staff Works in gift shop, housekeeping, maintenance, day care or food service.
  9. 9. Travel Agency Corporate Travel Manager Manages the travel arrangements within a company. Outside Sales Agent/Independent Contractor Schedules passenger travel, both corporate and vacation, yet does not work set days and is paid commission only. Travel Agent Schedules passenger travel, both corporate and vacation, and provides special services as needed.
  10. 10. Additional Travel Agency Occupations Accountant Agency Manager Agency Owner Bookkeeper Commercial Account Specialist Corporate Travel Manager File Clerk Foreign and Domestic Itinerary (FIT/DIT) Specialist/Technician Incentive Travel Specialist Meeting and Convention Planner Restaurant (Owner, Manager, Chef) Travel Counsellor
  11. 11. Tourism Reservation Agent Makes reservations for tours, answers questions regarding product, and makes recommendations. Tour Escort Accompanies travellers on escorted tours while handling all the details to assure a pleasant and hassle-free vacation. Requires foreign language skills
  12. 12. Additional Tourism Occupations Chamber of Commerce Document Agent Group Sales Specialist Hotel/Air Negotiator Hotel Guest Services Hotel Travel Desk Operator Local Sightseeing Agent National Tourism Office Promotion/Marketing/Advertising Regional Sales Manager Reservations Manager Retail Tour Operator/Owner Sales Representative State Travel Office Tourist Bureau Positions Tour Coordinator Tour Escort/Step-On Guide Tour Manager Wholesale Tour Operator
  13. 13. • The oldest, the largest and the best tourism school in South Asia • An organisation of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India • Offers AICTE approved Post Graduate Diplomas in Management from its 4 centres
  14. 14. IITTM…Product Mix • Education • Training • Research/ Publications • Consultancy • Promoting tourism education and knowledge dissemination • Extension 23
  15. 15. Gwalior (93) Bhubaneswar (93) • Flagship Programme • Three semester taught programme, one semester on the job training • Entrepreneurialism • Specialization in • Tour operations • Air Cargo operations • Very good placement record • Highest placement this year so far: ` 6.75 L • Entry level jobs in Tour and Travel companies • Placements with public sector like IRCTC and Balmer and Lawrie Fees: I Sem: ` 65,000; II Sem: ` 39,900 III Sem: ` 65,000; Programme at Gwalior approved by AIU as equivalent to MBA
  16. 16. Delhi (93) • Three semester taught programme on semester on the job training • Specialization in • Tour operations • Adventure and MICE • First Leisure Management programme in the country • Very good placement record • Specialization in MICE • Targeted at entry level jobs in leisure like- Adventure tour, gaming, etc. Fees: I Sem: ` 65,000; II Sem: ` 39,900 III Sem: ` 65,000;
  17. 17. Gwalior (93) • 4 semester taught programme • Offers dual specialization is • Any one functional area- Marketing, Finance or HR • Any one sectoral area- Tourism, Hospitality or Financial Services • Very good placement record • Country’s leading Hospitality Management PG programme • Targeted at managerial positions in hotels, resorts, • Allows specialization in financial services Fees: I Sem: ` 80,000; II Sem: ` 44,100; III Sem: ` 75,000; IV Sem ` 49,500 Programme at Gwalior approved by AIU as equivalent to MBA
  18. 18. Gwalior (93) Focus on International Tourism Business • Four semester taught programme with on the job training • International study tour • Exposure as trainee tour manager on international tour • Exposure as trainee tour manager on domestic tour • Special Industry mentorship and certification by Thomas Cook (India) Ltd. • Additional certification as Destination Specialist (one) • Internships by industry leader Fees: I Sem: ` 80,000; II Sem: ` 44,100; III Sem: ` 75,000; IV Sem ` 49,500; Mentorship ` 1.1 L Programme at Gwalior approved by AIU as equivalent to MBA
  19. 19. Bhubaneswar (93) Focus on Tourism and Logistics • Four semester taught programme • Entrepreneurialism • Electives • Supply chain management • Logistics Management • Good placement record • Excellent industry liaison • Focused on logistics and related corporate travel • Excellent student life and learning experience Fees: I Sem: ` 80,000; II Sem: ` 44,100; III Sem: ` 75,000; IV Sem ` 49,500
  20. 20. Nellore (60) • Four semester taught programme • Electives • Supply chain management • Cargo Management • Programme targeted at upcoming Cargo industry in South • New IITTM programme for South India Fees: I Sem: ` 80,000; II Sem: ` 44,100; III Sem: ` 75,000; IV Sem ` 49,500
  21. 21. IITTM Campus life • Activity based learning • Opportunity to participate on real time research and consultancy projects • Student projects, case studies, destination development plans, student competitions • Field trips, industry visits, study tours • Guest lectures by industry experts, international faculty and senior academics
  22. 22. Through CAT / C-MAT / MAT/ XAT/ ATMA Eligibility: Any graduate with 50% marks or those in final year of graduation (who expect to qualify graduation with 50% marks by Oct’ 13) How to apply: Visit IITTM website- , fill and submit online by due date. Exercise choices for online applications. Important dates: • Last date of applying online for admission: March 29, 2013.
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